Although we have had some rain over the past couple days, it has been a hot and dry October.

Because of the warm weather, many areas around Central Alberta still have fire advisories and restrictions in place. Before you clean up your yard and decide to burn your trimmings and leaves etc. check out this list.

Red Deer County-Fire restriction in place

- All outdoor fires presently burning within Red Deer County whether set with permission or under permit of the County, will remain valid for the duration of the permit, and

- The ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited, and

- No new fire permits will be issued until further notice

Stettler County-Fire restriction in place

-Prohibits the issuance of fire permits and the discharge of all fire works;

-Allows safe fires in burning barrels / incinerators provided they are equipped with metal mesh screens, located on non combustible surface a minimum of 3 meters from any combustible material including buildings;

-Allows fire pits contained by non-combustible material with a metal mesh screen, as well as charcoal briquette barbecues, propane / gas barbecue, and propane / gas fire pits. All types must be supervised and extinguished before leaving unattended;

-Allows Fire Department authorized burning at waste transfer sites with extreme caution. 

Clearwater County-Fire advisory in place

-If you are outside of the Forest Protection Area (FPA) and planning to light a brush pile, be sure to complete a burn notification form at and we request you use caution if burning while the advisory is in effect.

-Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

-The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve. 

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area-Fire advisory in place

-Due to current and forecasted weather conditions a fire advisory is now in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area. New permits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


• Without a valid fire permit, any burning other than a campfire is prohibited 


• Safe wood campfires *

• Backyard fire pits

• Portable propane fire pits

• Gas or propane stoves and barbecues

• Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:

a)  be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;

b)  have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;

c)  have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and

d)  Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

-The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Mountain View County-Fire restriction in place

All current fire permits and fireworks permits are hereby cancelled, and no new fire/fireworks permits will be issued until the Fire Restriction has been lifted.

-Under a Fire Restriction, the only fires permitted are as follows:

  • The cooking of food using a barbeque;
  • Fires contained within an Acceptable Fire Pit or Acceptable Fireplace in a manner outlined by Mountain View County's Fire Bylaw;
  • Burning Burnable Debris in an Acceptable Burning Barrel;
  • Fires set by Fire Services for the purposes of training;
  • Fires that are fueled by compressed gas;
  • Recreational Fires
  • Any Fire deemed by a District Fire Chief to not require a permit.

-All users are required to review Mountain View County's Fire Bylaw for definitions, regulations on barrels and fire pits and other restrictions that may affect their anticipated fire.


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